Elemental Music began in 2004 by a SMMUSD music teacher who wanted to create an opportunity to elementary students to play in an orchestra throughout the school year, make new friends, and get excited about music.
This season, over 225 students are enrolled in our 7 ensembles! Over 1/3 of all ensemble students receive need-based financial aid, and this Practice-a-thon will go a long way to help cover the over $25,000 we have awarded this year!
Each ensemble is competing against the others to have the top % of participants raising money. The ensemble with the highest percentage wins a pizza party to celebrate. Last year, Elemental Band students had over 70% participation. Will they be able to conquer again? Or will one of the smaller ensembles outdo them? Only time will tell!